Rh Program of Nova Scotia

   
The Rh Program of Nova Scotia focuses on the prevention and management of problems caused by Rh and other blood group antibodies, and provide an education and consultation service for health caregivers in this area. The Rh Program promotes the administration of Rho(D) Immune Globulin when indicated.
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8
Tel: (902) 470-6458
Fax: (902) 470-7468

Forms and Guidelines

Guideline for Perinatal Antibody Screening and Rho(D) Immune Globulin Administration (Revised January 2017)
How to Administer Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Revised April 2016)
Consent Form Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Revised March 2016)
Injection Reporting Form for Rho(D) Immune Globulin (Revised October 2017)

A written order is required for all injections of Rho(D) immune globulin. The Rh Program of Nova Scotia supplies two versions of the order form; one for caregivers in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), and one for caregivers in other areas of the province. Both versions of the form outline the indications for use and the dosage required. For your convenience, the order forms can be downloaded and printed for use.

Order Form for Rho(D) Immune Globulin, HRM Version: This form includes specific directions for arranging outpatient injections within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). (Revised November 2015)
Order Form for Rho(D) Immune Globulin, Provincial Version: This form allows for specific local directions that caregivers can provide for women having outpatient injections in areas of Nova Scotia outside the HRM. (Revised May 2018)
For information on Rho(D) Immune Globulin and Rubella or Varicella, please refer to the Nova Scotia Prenatal Record Companion Document, pages 22 and 25.

Pamphlet for Women/Families

The pamphlet is available in English and French and is posted on the IWK website in a web-friendly, booklet-style format (see links below). Order information is provided for IWK Health staff (through Queen’s Printer) and for Nova Scotia Health staff (through Dal Print Shop).

The Rh Factor and Pregnancy (updated July 2020)
Le facteur Rh et la grossesse (mise à jour juillet 2020)

To order copies of the booklet-style pamphlet (6 pages), use the links below:

For those who need to print a single copy of the RH FACTOR AND PREGNANCY/ FACTEUR RH ET LA GROSSESSE pamphlet, the tri-fold version below can be used. Please note: the tri-fold version is not available to order through Queen’s Printer or the Dal Print Shop.

The Rh Factor and Pregnancy (updated July 2020)
Le facteur Rh et la grossesse (mise à jour juillet 2020, version française pas encore disponible)

Sites Administering WinRho

Please note that there are some differences in the timing of the pre-WinRho Group & Screen, based on specific local laboratory requirements

Facilities in Nova Scotia administering outpatient (non-emergency) Rh immune globulin (WinRho®SDF) (Revised Aug 2020)
Map of Nova Scotia Facilities administering outpatient (non-emergency) Rh immune globulin (WinRho®SDF)  (Revised January 2016)

Updates (newest first)

Maternal Anti-M Screenin Algorithm (March 2019)
  Maternal Reactions to WinRho® SDF in Nova Scotia (January 2019)
  Rh immune globulin (WinRho® SDF) and the influenza vaccine (January 2019)
Interpreting Indeterminate Rh Status of Pregnant Woman in Nova Scotia (March 2015)
Kleihauer Formula Adjustment (January 2010)
Revised consent process for Rh Immune Globulin (WinRho SDF Liquid)  (October 2008)